The Project Management Office (PMO) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is chartered with the mission of assisting and ensuring that LBNL projects, whether they involve scientific facilities, infrastructure modernization, or systems development, are managed to the highest standards of performance. The guiding principle is that LBNL Projects will accomplish their defined scope on schedule and within budget, while being conducted in a manner that ensures needed quality, personnel safety, site security, and environmental stewardship. The PMO achieves these objectives by ensuring the quality of preparation and execution of projects in the face of risk and uncertainty, providing an institutional project management framework, and leveraged project support.
We are seeking an experienced Project Management Office Deputy who will be responsible for helping ensure that the PMO identifies, prioritizes and achieves needed strategies and objectives to ensure a successful project management environment and culture at LBNL. The PMO Deputy will provide and improve project management discipline and oversight to assure consistently effective leadership and management of construction, scientific, engineering and operations projects within the Laboratory. Responsibilities may include project support through conceptualization, design, planning, risk assessment, implementation, and completion. This position will work with the Laboratory Project Management Officer (LPMO) to ensure that a framework in all of the competencies for successful project management is established and maintained and that the maturity of the project management discipline at the Laboratory is continuously improved.
What You Will Do:
Work with the LPMO to help develop and improve successful project execution throughout LBNL by creating a successful project management environment and culture.
Develop policy, procedures, guidance, methodologies, tools and training materials to improve project management at LBNL.
Ensure quality preparation and execution of projects by assisting scientific and operations divisions to strengthen their capability to organize and execute projects.
Provide oversight to assure that large, high-profile projects across the laboratory are consistently being led and managed effectively. Institute project controls, reviews and documentation, and utilize Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) or other project management techniques as necessary.
Help to ensure effective project oversight mechanisms, including organizing reviews and vettings, to ensure the quality of project management throughout all phases of a project. May include the identification and implementation of quantitative metrics or qualitative measures to track performance in individual projects and the LBNL project portfolio.
Distill scientific goals and mission objectives into concrete project requirements.
Be proactive in seeking customer and sponsor needs, developing a full understanding and accepting ownership of those needs, seeking relevant solutions which meet all requirements and following up to ensure that the project sponsor is satisfied.
Provide leadership for implementation of quality assurance and conduct of operations principles, policies, and procedures by assisting with the application of national, industry, and professional standards into task solutions and setting documentation standards for task/project activities including preparation of engineering and scientific reports and manuscripts, as appropriate.
Act as an advisor to scientific and operations personnel, advisory groups and other project representatives. Interact with external agencies, industrial consortia, other national laboratories, universities and other collaborators.
Participate in independent project reviews for projects at other Department of Energy (DOE) sites and serve as the Lab's primary contact for sponsors and customers as needed.
Serve as a role model in establishing a workplace environment, which is inclusive, equitable, inclusive, sensitive, respectful, nurturing, and rewarding for all employees.
What is Required:
Recognized project management expert with demonstrated broad knowledge, skills and clear leadership in all aspects of project planning with at least 15 years of relevant experience including large, complex projects with significant performance risk.
Working knowledge and application of the major project management process groups and knowledge areas with the ability to tailor to specific project needs (for example, earned value management, risk management, scope, schedule and budget management, and stakeholder management).
Demonstrated leadership ability with 8 years of management.
Supervisory experience including performance management, career development, succession planning, and workload leveling.
Demonstrated ability to make independent decisions and lead support staff in defining overall objectives and the implementation of the necessary controls and monitoring to realize these objectives.
Experience in evaluating and representing project status, reporting, controls, and execution status to management or independent evaluation or review boards
Strong ability to distill goals and objectives into concrete project requirements.
Capable of effective leadership in a collaborative environment, including the ability to serve as a chair of a committee or task force regarding project management in a scientific environment.
Bachelor's or advanced degree in a field related to the mission of the laboratory.
Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Licensed professional engineer (PE) architect, or scientist.
Experience in utilization of EVMS techniques.
Experience with projects conducted in a scientific environment.
Training and experience in computerized project scheduling, budgeting and tracking tools.
Knowledge of DOE and US Government project management orders, policies, guidelines and budget requirements including DOE Order 413.3B.
This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
This position will be remote initially, but limited to individuals residing in the United States tentatively until 2021 due to COVID-19. Once the Bay Area shelter-in-place restrictions are lifted, work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.
Internal Number: 91636
About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.